Mercedes-Benz Pikes Peak 2015

Mercedes-Benz claimed a record at this weekend’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb after completing the course in a C250d 4MATIC.

The sedan completed the trying 19.9 km long hill climb in an impressive 11 minutes and 22 seconds therefore setting a record for a series-production diesel car.

Powering the Mercedes-Benz C250d 4MATIC is a 2.1-litre four-cylinder diesel engine delivering 201 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque. Mated to that engine is a 7G-Tronic Plus transmission driving all four wheels. Consequently, the car can accelerate to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds and onto a 240 km/h top speed.

Discussing the record, member of the board of management of Daimler AG Thomas Weber said “With extensive simulations and gruelling durability trials at test sites all over the world, the Mercedes-Benz testing program is one of the most rigorous in the industry. Pikes Peak raises the bar even further, and the virtually series-production C 250 d 4MATIC proved that sporty performance and clean exhaust technology are not mutually exclusive.”

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